BEIJING – A man has confessed to cheating on Chinese-Canadian pop singer Kris Wu over a teenager accused him of having sex with her while she was drunk, according to Beijing police.
The announcement added a strange twist to a scandal that prompted Wu to endorse contracts with brands including Porsche and Bulgari. The former member of the South Korean boy band EXO has denied the allegations, which has prompted a wave of online support for the woman and criticism for Wu.
On Friday, Louis Vuitton became the latest brand to end its contract with Wu.
A man who saw rumors about the incident online contacted the woman in June and obtained information that allowed him to pose as her to ask Wu’s lawyer for money, Public Security Bureau Beijing said in a statement late on Thursday. It said the man cheated on both sides, suggesting that the woman played no role in the scam.
Wu’s mother sent the woman 500,000 yuan ($77,000), and then the man, posing as Wu’s lawyer, tried to convince the woman to send him money, the statement said. . It said he tried unsuccessfully to get an additional 2.5 million yuan ($390,000) from Wu’s real lawyer.
According to a police statement, the man, identified only by the surname Liu, was arrested Sunday in Nantong, near Shanghai, after the singer’s mother complained to police that the family had been abused. fraud, according to a police statement. It says he confessed.
The woman was quoted by Internet portal NetEase as saying that Wu encouraged her to drink too much at a party in December and she woke up in his bed. In a statement on his social media account, Wu said he had met the woman but denied encouraging her to drink and said other parts of her account did not occur.
The woman was quoted as saying that other women told her that Wu had seduced them with promises of jobs and other opportunities.
Police are investigating allegations that Wu “repeatedly deceived young women into having sex,” the police statement said.
The brands cut ties with Wu a day after the NetEase report, reflecting their sensitivity to public opinion after the ruling Communist Party angered shoe and clothing brands in retaliation for the reports. Western reports of human rights abuses in the predominantly Muslim northwest region of Xinjiang. .
Wu, known in Chinese as Wu Yifan, grew up in Guangzhou, southern China and in Vancouver, British Columbia. He performed with EXO in 2012-14 and then started a solo career.
As an actor, he appeared in 2017’s “XXX: Return of Xander Cage” and two Chinese box office successes, “Mr. Six” and “Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back.” “
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